Sunday, 23 August 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? S18

Shun 18.
S18 New Hero

It was immediately reported to Father through the teacher that I obtained the Hero title.
Immediately after that, I'm called by Father and I left the academy, then return to the royal castle.

The royal castle that I returned after a long time.
But, my mind was not stable until I will be indulge in deep emotion.
I manage to calm my shaken heart, and meet Father again.
The place was not the throne room, and it was Father's personal room.
Although it's wide, it's a room with documents, etc, scattered around.
Several man gathered there.

「Shurein. I'm sorry to call you purposely」

With my entrance, Father uttered a heavy voice.
Even I who didn't met Father a lot of times understood that Father's voice was more heavy than usual.
It's a much more heavy voice than the time I heard it at the appraisal ceremony.

「First, let me confirm whether you have really obtained the Hero title or not」

The appraisal stone used in the appraisal ceremony is grasped in Father's hand.
When I answered, an unpleasant feeling like being lick all over attacked my body immediately.
This is the feeling that I felt when I met Sensei for the first time.
This must be the unpleasantness that's felt when being appraised.

「You really have it」

Father's heavy voice.
Immediately after that, Father covers his face with his hand and begins to sob.


Older brother's name leaks out from Father's mouth.
Tears came out from my eyes after hearing that.
Breaking the self-control that I shouldn't do it here, my view is blurred by tears.

My shoulder is gripped.
The person is the third prince and the older brother above me, Leston-niisama.
My head is patted and I'm hugged gently.
I didn't have much opportunity to meet with Leston-niisama.
But, he's friendly and he was a congenial brother next to Julius-niisama.

I surpassed my limit.
I cling to Leston-niisama, and cried without reserve.
Only sobbing sounded in the room for a while.

「Father. I understand the feeling to grieve for Julius. However, it's necessary to think about the future. Let's begin the discussion」

The one who break the gloomy silence was the first prince who's our oldest brother, Cyris-niisama.
To be honest, I'm not very good with this person.
I have never seen him laugh and he's always devoted to work with a sour look.
If I omit my older sister who's married into another country, he was the only one among the siblings that I have the intuition that I can't get along with him well.

「Cyris-aniki, Father and Shun are hurt. Isn't it fine to wait for a little more?」
「No, Leston. It's as Cyris says」
「But, Father」
「Stop it, Leston. Father has say so」
「It's fine. There are feelings of mourning as a family. However, we are the royalty before a man. Then, it's necessary fulfill the obligation as the royalty. Mourning comes after that」

Father wipes the tears with the sleeve.
Although Father's eyes swelled up red, a powerful light dwelled in there.
Is this the king's appearance?
That's amazing.
I can't do that.

「Shurein has inherited the Hero title, so that means Julius have died」

Father said the thing that nobody dared to say it clearly while biting his lips.
In that word, Julius-niisama's death was pointed out again.

「Although this was hidden from Shurein and the people, the information that the Demon army finally have started the invasion was sent. Perhaps, Julius have died in the fight」

The Demon army.
Although I have heard talks of the Demon army's movement frequently, finally.
Even that Julius-niisama can't win against the Demon army.

「The report on how the result of the battle is not here yet. I have sent an excellent magician who can use Space Magic to confirm it, but...」

Immediately after that, a knocking sounded in the room.

「Excuse me」

Although I don't remember the name of the person who entered, he's one of the person who served as the general in this country.
He advances slowly towards the center of the room, and get down on his knees.

「I would like to report. It's about the war of the Human army and the Demon army」
「It was just at the right timing. How is it?」
「Yes. Although the detailed information is uncertain because the site is still confused, it seems that we have barely repelled the Demon army while there's a serious damage」
「I see. Continue」
「In case of the information that's understood now, some of the forts seem to have fallen. Among those, the Kusorion Fort was destroyed」
「What!? That large fortress!?」
「Y-Yes. This is still not a certain information. The site is confused, so this is a baseless rumor. The Demon army summoned a huge monster, blown by an unknown great magic and so forth. Rumors and guesses, it's a situation where we don't know which is the real information」
「Umu. However, the information of the Demon army withdrew is true, is it?」
「Yes. That's certain」
「I understand. Thank you for the report. Please continue to collect information」
「Yes! Then, excuse me」

The general leaves the room.
Father close his eyes and wrinkle up his eyebrows, thinks about something.
We brothers waited for Father's next words.

「It seems that Julius's death has yet to be confirmed」
「Yes. The site seems to be confused. What shall we do?」
「Conceal Julius's death and the fact that Shurein became the new Hero for a while」

There was no one in this place who's dissatisfied with Father's decision.
I don't understand the politics well, so I shouldn't interfere.

「It's still uncertain whether the Demon army completely withdrew or not. If the Hero's death is announce here, it will give uneasiness to the people. Although Julius's death will be known eventually once the talk from the site rises, don't reveal it to the others until then」
「Father, what would Shurein do in the future?」
「Shurein, I'm sorry but you have to leave the academy today. At the same time, make preparations so that we can announce the new Hero any time. Shurein」
「Although you might be confused because it happened suddenly, you are the Hero from now on. Succeed Julius's will, and you must bear the full brunt of the war as the hope of the Humans. You might not be resolved for this yet. So before Julius's death is known, I want you to decide the resolution」

Hope of the Humans?
E-Even if you ask me to decide such resolution suddenly.

「Your heart is probably not sorted yet. You may retire for today. Rest at ease」

Father's kind voice.
I will depend on that for now.

「I'm sorry. Excuse me」

I said it briefly and leave the room.
The worrying eyes of Father and Leston-niisama.
Cyris-niisama's cold eyes.
I close the door to obstruct the view.
Although I was driven by the impulse that wants to collapse on the spot, I bear it somehow and begin to walk.

After that, 30 days passed.
During that time, I did nothing but independent training in the castle.
Since I became the Hero, I must become stronger.
That's just an appearance because if I don't do anything, I will think about various things and I won't calm down.
If I move my body, my feelings were diverted a little.

According to the story I heard, it seems that Julius-niisama's death is concealed worldwide.
It might be Father's influence, but each country might have judge that it's dangerous to announce the Hero's death to the citizens at this unstable time, 
It seemed that the site of the battlefield is well known already, but it seems to be a future matter for the rumor of the battlefield to enter this country because this country is far from the battlefield.

It seems that the Demons didn't attack afterwards.
It's said that there's a considerable amount of damage on the Demons in this war, so they are considered to not move for a while. 
But, I can't be careless.
It's not somebody else's problem anymore.

It seems that there's no change in the state of the academy.
I often talk with Sue and Katia with "Distant Communication" and hear the state.

[How's the state there?]
[There's no change. There was a little confusion when Shun left the school suddenly]
[I see. Please tell everyone in the academy that I'm fine]
[Yes. Of course.]

[Sue. How are you?]
[I'm fine]
[I see. How's there?]
[Today, Yuri was called back by the church]
[Did she?]
[Yes. Perhaps, I think that the information of Julius-niisama's death has reached the church]
[So, Yuri was called back because she was the next Saint candidate]
[Probably. What happened to the Saint that accompany Julius-niisama?]
[It seems that Nii-sama's comrades have died except Hyrinth-san]
[... I see]
[It seems that Hyrinth-san who survived will return soon. I think that I can probably hear the story from him. I will ask various questions at that time]
[Yes. If possible, please behave yourself, okay?]
[Un? Well, I'm told to not reveal that I'm the Hero until Father announce it. So I won't do anything]
[Then, it's good]
[You sure say a strange thing. By any chance, are you worried?]
[That's obvious]
[I see. Thank you]
[... My pleasure]

Such exchanges was done several times.
Hyrinth-san is Julius-niisama's childhood friend and the comrade in arms equal to Nii-sama.
I have met him several times with Nii-sama.
When Hyrinth-san returns, I'm sure that I can ask various questions.
How did that Nii-sama died?

To be honest, I can't believe that ridiculously strong Julius-niisama can be defeated easily.
Either he was caught in an unfair trap, or Nii-sama fights against a large army that even he can't win.
I don't think that Nii-sama can lose in an one-to-one fight.
I'm sure that this will be known when Hyrinth-san returns.

I did nothing but independent training to brace my heart that almost sunk.


「Shun inherited the Hero title」
「This is the worst」
「Ah. In addition, the movement of the surroundings is somehow suspicious. I might not be able to deal with it」
「I understand. I will return immediately」
「I'm sorry even though you are busy」
「If it's for the students, Sensei can work hard」
「I respect that part of yours」
「Well, I shouldn't be such a hot blooded character though」
「How about the report to Potimas-danna?」 (TL note: He calls Potimas as Potimas no danna)
「It's already done. The worst case, it's necessary to think that to have Shun-kun to be sheltered by the Elves」
「I see. That might be good」
「Won't you oppose it?」
「Julius-aniki is dead, so I don't want my younger brother to die. If that's the case, then even if we won't meet anymore, it's better for him to stay alive」
「Yeah. Let's do our best」
「Ah. I'm counting on you」



    1. Here i guve you one bite~ nyahahahaha..

    2. Thank you~! *crunch-bites into the hand with the cookie*

    3. What I want to know is, why do you CARE?

    4. What I want to know is, why do you CARE?

  2. So that's Sue talking to sensei?

    1. Never mind, it says younger brother...

  3. So, leston is the one conspiring with the elves?

  4. So is the shady character talking to sensei leston sue or the sister who married into a different family. From my interpretation leston is the most likely

    1. It's almost certainly Leston. He called Julius his older brother and Shun his younger brother. That rules out the oldest brother and Sue. It's possible that the sister would fit the age but she wouldn't know that Shun is the hero.

  5. Seems it's likely that Oka sensei was dealing with Leston on the background.

  6. Replies
    1. Cyris is the eldest brother so it shouldn't be him. That person said he loose aniki after all, so that's leave leston and the sister or maybe an unknow bastard child.

    2. If the tropes hold true (not necessarily the case here):

      Cold-and-standoffish Julius is (deep down) dedicated to duty and family, not truly cold but a Stoic.


      Loving-and-comforting Leston is secretly as crooked as a barrel of fish-hooks, and all the care is actually manipulation.

  7. Obviously Kumoko will come in to save the day. She still hasn't gotten a name yet. I don't care. Someone find out if she has a name yet. Give me spoilers

    1. If you want to give him spoilers then PM him. Don't just post it.

      For my two cents I think that Kumoko will get a name after her 5th evolution(the next one). I'm basing this on the fact that all the dragons have names and the fire dragon is a 5th evolution.

  8. For those who forgot like me, Potimas is the elf ambassador that introduces oka-chan (aka Firimes Hyphenath). He also has the same Hyphenath (family?) name

  9. Okay. I did some reading ahead to find the name. エデ・サイネ which in Romanji is Ede・Saine Both parts are actual names.
    Eyde is a variant spelling of it that looks better and more feminine. It comes from Eda and is derived from the name Edith. Ede or the name root Ead means wealth.
    Saine comes from French and is from the name Seigneur and means lordly.
    Both parts of the name have very noble meanings.
    Eyde-Saine would mean Wealth and Lord.
    You may choose to write it out in the future as Ede-Saine or Eyde-Saine. I would vote for Eyde-Saine since it looks better aesthetically, but both work fine.

    1. That was about an hours worth of history and name research. When I translate the novels I translate I sometimes do heavy research into name origins to get the proper spelling of the name. I hope that helps for when you translate to that point. I have no idea when that is. I skipped to the last chapter and only looked for a name in one of her evolutions since there is a pattern of her status appraised after evolving.

    2. Thanks. Will use it when the time comes

    3. Shouldnt it be Seine? As in Seine fishing? using dragnet?

    4. That could just be a species name. I skimmed. I have some suspicions. I did not read the chapters ahead. Only looked for names with the Spider Girl's leveling involved.

    5. An actual name might not be given yet.

    6. Yeah. The actual name is not given yet. I checked it and it was really the species name. So I think I will go with Ede Saine

  10. Thx for the Nice and smooth translate!

  11. SO excited for the next translations! Thank you Turb0! <3

  12. Wow, is that Leston?? The plot thickens... Thanks so much for all your hard work translating!!!

  13. No probably the older sister who married away (she said Potimas-danna no ?) and since japanese could easily hide the gender of the one speaking maybe an error of the TL to use He.

  14. Its Leston, In an earlier chapter Sensai was told to make contact with a Leston. Now that we know who Leston is, it makes sense.

  15. Thanks leston you dang admin

  16. Thanks leston you dang admin

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